Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe🧁

This recipe is by Nigella Lawson and makes 24. 🥜Nut free


  • For the cupcakes
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 heaped tablespoon red food colouring
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • For the icing
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • Chocolate sprinkles for decoration


  • Preheat the oven to 170° C and line two muffin tins with paper cases.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, beating well.
  • Beat in all of the food colouring and the vanilla extract.
  • Into this vividly coloured mixture, still beating, add 1 spoonful of the dried ingredients, then 1 egg, followed by some more dried ingredients, then the other egg, followed by the rest of the dried ingredients.
  • Finally, beat in the buttermilk.
  • Divide the batter between the buncases and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Leave them to cool and do not ice until they are completely cooled. Make the icing in the meantime
  • Put the icing sugar into a processor and whizz to remove lumps. Add the cream cheese and butter. Process to make a smooth icing. Ice each cupcake using a teaspoon or small spatula and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

Fam feedback:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


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June, 2020

2 Comments Add yours

  1. instaphotojo says:

    Great😄 Let me know if you do!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. blissful says:

    These look sooo good! Red velvet is one of my favourites so I’ll def try this one out! 💖😍✨

    Liked by 1 person

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